Manulife’s new web tool helps on-the-go advisors connect with clients

Enhanced Solutions program helps advisors discuss financial ideas

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 23 2010 – Manulife Investments web video library and magazine program, Solutions, has been expanded to make it easier for advisors across Canada to provide clients with financial planning concepts and tips.

Through its online portal ( and its new mobile-friendly site at, advisors can easily access articles, videos and whole magazine issues to help educate clients about different investment and insurance strategies, and the importance of financial planning.

“Through the Solutions Program, advisors can share the latest financial planning information with their clients easily and quickly,” says Jeff Carrique, AVP, Investments Marketing & Communications. “Each person wants information in a different way. Some want a magazine, others like email or videos. This new tool helps advisors provide meaningful information in the ways their clients want.”

Solutions magazine was introduced in 2002, as Manulife’s in-house publication for advisors to share with their clients every spring, fall and winter. Since then, its circulation has grown steadily to over 100,000 per edition with feature articles and case studies to help clients understand the importance of financial planning and wealth protection. The Solutions web tool was launched last year to house short videos on a number of different wealth management topics that advisors can email to clients.

New Online Tools

The Solutions program web tool, and its new Mobile 1:1 service, offers a growing library of over 200 relevant and useful articles and videos about life events and topics related to different stages of an investor’s life, which can be specially selected by advisors for their clients.

Many advisors spend as much time at their desks as they do on the road, meeting with clients. Solutions’ new advisor Mobile 1:1 site,, features the most popular videos and articles, any one of which can be emailed to a client as a quick follow up to a meeting, right from the advisor’s smart phone, for viewing on the client’s desktop computer.

“Manulife’s innovation isn’t limited to product design and development,” said Bob Tillmann, VP Investments Marketing & Business Strategy. “We’re always looking for new ways to support our advisors. These new tools will help them open meaningful discussions with their clients and reinforce the message that they are here to help their clients make sound financial decisions.”

To see the new tool in action, visit

About Manulife Investments

Manulife Investments is the brand name describing certain Canadian subsidiaries and operating divisions of Manulife Financial Corporation that offer personal wealth management products and services in Canada. As one of Canada’s leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments offers a variety of products and services including segregated funds, mutual funds, annuities and guaranteed interest contracts.

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group operating in 22 countries and territories worldwide. For more than 120 years, clients worldwide have looked to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients around the world. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in life and property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were $474 billion (US$460 billion) as at September 30, 2010.

The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at